Day: May 16, 2017

KHNS News – May 16, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/16newscast.mp3 Seven people are interested in an open seat on the Haines Assembly; Applicants for Skagway Assembly seat include two especially young residents; Haines planning commission won’t explore boundary...

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Applicants for Skagway Assembly seat include two especially young residents

UPDATE: There is one more applicant for the Skagway Assembly vacancy, although it’s uncertain whether her letter of interest will be considered legitimate.  A vacancy on the Skagway Borough Assembly drew interest from four residents, including two who are especially young. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/16SkagAssemblywINTRO.mp3 Nathan Helmer is 21 years old and has lived in Skagway for about two years. “I hear people talking, they’re kind of concerned about the direction of city, different financial concerns,” Helmer said. “I’ve always been interested in the political process and I’ve tried to keep aware of the different issues locally, nationally, statewide. I know I...

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Seven people are interested in an open spot on the Haines Assembly

There are seven Haines residents interested in an open seat on the town’s governing body. The applicants include a former mayor and the person behind an ongoing recall effort. But most of the candidates are newcomers to local government. And many of them say they hope to bring people together after a divisive several months. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/16HainesAssemblywINTRO.mp3 Being on the assembly has not been an easy job recently. Three assembly members, Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet are targets of a recall campaign. A few weeks ago, the assembly came under fire for its choice of a new borough...

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